Dixie L. Benner

Aug 19 2019 | 12:51 PM

Dixie L. Benner, age 43, unexpectedly passed away on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at St. Anthony’s Community Hospital in Warwick, New York. Born in Newton , Dixie has lived in Sussex County all of her life. She was predeceased by her father, Wilbur F. Benner, Jr. in 2003. Dixie is survived by her husband, Donald Smith; her sons, Justin, Gregory, and Brandon all at home; Adam Orlando, whom she treated like a son; her daughters, Kaylee and Sara-Rose both of Wantage; her mother, Donna (Shauger) Kraska of Wantage; her brother, Jay Decker of Crandon Lakes; her sisters, Nicole McMickle of Sussex and Renea Morgan of Wantage; her grandson that she doted over, Isaiah; her aunt, Betty Kent of Wantage; her uncle, Daniel Shauger of Sussex; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Pinkel Funeral Home, 31 Bank Street (Route 23), Sussex. Friends may pay their respects to the family two hours prior to the service from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made to the family or the funeral home to help defray the funeral costs. Private cremation services have been held at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.pinkelfuneralhome.com.